Tag: knee arthroplasty

Smoking Triples Odds of Knee Replacement Revision

It’s estimated that 42.1 million adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, and those who do increase their risk of requiring revision surgery of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) following the initial procedure, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (September 2015). Researchers reviewed 436 patients who had undergone TKA

RA Patients Lack Benefit from Knee Replacement

A study reported online in Arthritis & Rheumatology (July 2015) showed that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have a total knee arthroplasty don’t gain as much pain relief or improvement in quality of life as those who have the procedure because of osteoarthritis (OA). After the procedure, the mean

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